This blog is designed to make you "think". Also to encourage,exhort,edify and "Warn" the saints of God as we see the day of The Lord on the horrizon.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

You Shall Come Forth As Gold If You Do Not Faint

I feel the need to encourage you saints, because if your like me your in a battle every day. We are to encourage each other that we grow not weary.

Hebrews 10:35-39

35. Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompense of reward. 

36. For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.

37. For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry.

38Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him. 

39But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.

The only one in whom we can place any confidence is the Lord Jesus Christ. He will never fail us. Saints don’t allow anything or anyone to cause you to doubt or turn back from the Lord.

Don’t be discouraged, because what you are going through right now, is for your eternal benefit, for God is trying you that you might come forth as gold. So take heart and look up for your redemption draws ever nearer. It will be worth all the pain, all the agony, all the suffering, all the distress and despair, all the loneliness, when we see Jesus saints. So hold fast to what you have and let no man take your crown.

2 Corinthians 4:16-18

16. For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day. 

17. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; 

18. While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.

Ephesians 3:13

Therefore I desire that ye faint not at my tribulations for you, which is your glory.

Ephesians 3:16-21

That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;
17That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,
 18May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;
 19And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.

20Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,

21Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

A Testimony-Sarah’s Homecoming Part 2

The Lord was so very Gracious and Merciful to me, and He woke me shortly after midnight Saturday night, and began to speak to me by His Holy Spirit.  

He told me that I was to stand and speak for Sarah at her Memorial service, as if He had opened the heavens and allowed her to be there and speak to everyone in attendance. He said, I should tell the Christians there not to begrudge her, her place in Heaven just because she had come in at the 11th hour. He spoke other things to me then He spoke of the parable of the laborers of the vineyard, and He gave me words to speak to each of her friends, and family members and her sons, I prayed that I would not forget all the things He had shared with me by His Spirit. The Holy Spirit wanted me to know beyond a shadow of a doubt that Sarah is with Jesus, and also so I could know what she would want me to say.

When I got up in the morning I went straight to the computer and started to record all that the Holy Spirit had shared with me during the night. And I noted about the Holy Spirit’s reference to the 11th hour, and I thought well that doesn’t apply here, because at that time we had been told that she had died at 10pm on the 15th, which later changed, and again my mind wasn’t clear... so I took off that reference. And then I asked the Lord, “Where is the parable of the laborers in the vineyard?” and I opened by Bible which was right beside my computer, and the first thing my eyes laid upon was Matthew 20:6 And about the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing idle, and saith unto them, Why stand ye here all the day idle.

I new immediately that I had my confirmation, there are no coincidences with God, of all the pages my Bible could have opened to, it opened there, and what’s more, as I read before and after that scripture, I realized that I was in the midst of the parable of the laborers in the vineyard, and I had my confirmation beyond any shadow of a doubt. Every time I feel I have gotten a word from the Lord I always go to my Bible to seek confirmation so that I know that I am hearing from the Lord.

When my husband got up that same morning I began to tell him what had happened and he said, “Yes, I know, I had a dream last night and I saw the most beautiful field of flowers like a mass field of wild flowers, and there she was walking in the midst of them. And there I had my third confirmation. I tell you saints the Lord is Good all the time.

It had been Sarah’s wish to be cremated, and I was having an extremely hard time with this idea, yet again the Lord came to my rescue. The Holy Spirit spoke into my heart Sunday night and He said, “I will give you beauty for ashes

Early Monday morning, I got a call from one of the ministers that goes into the prison where Sarah’s husband is, and I was sharing a lot of the testimony that I’ve shared with you already, and then I told him that the Holy Spirit had spoken to my heart. And again, remember that my brain is at that time not working the way it should, and with the amount of clarity it should have. And I told him, that the Holy Spirit had spoken to me about Him giving me beauty for ashes, and I said, “I don’t know if that’s just something people say and they think it is in the scriptures, or if it’s actually in there.”

And he got very quiet, then he said, “Helen it’s in Isaiah,” he said, “We used that this weekend in ministering”.

And I was just so thrilled in my spirit, so thrilled in my spirit and of course I searched it out, and I found it.

The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;
2To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;
3To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified. Isaiah 61:1-3

The scripture was relatable in so many areas and also considering the fact that the Holy Spirit had spoken yet another scripture to me.
Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.
John 12:24 
The Holy Spirit explained to me, that yes Jesus was that grain of corn mentioned here and He gave His life that it bear much fruit, but that Sarah would say, she also became a grain of corn and may He, the Lord, receive much fruit by my death, and much Glory that He so well deserves, God is so Good.

As Tuesday morning arrived, and I knew I would soon be facing the people at the Memorial service, the Lord now made it totally alive to me the reason He had sent me to Deuteronomy.... Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. Deuteronomy 31:6 

 The Lord also took me into Hannah’s prayer, which is in 1 Samuel chapter 2, and I zeroed in on verses 6-10 which you can read at your own pace, but it was just a reminder of how even in the midst of grief, the Lord enables us to be strong and to be able to stand, and to be able to testify and bring Glory to Him.

There are so many testimonies associated to Sarah’s death that I will continue to share, and I will do a Part 3, it may take me a while, but what God has done has been totally amazing. And Sarah would say to anyone out there who has prayed for her, “God is Faithful, and He is Good, and He heard every prayer, and I have no more pain, and I shall shed no more tears, I am in the arms of Jesus. And to those who don’t know, or live for Jesus Christ now, don’t wait until the 11th hour of your life like I did, don’t let it have to be through your death, and taking the chance that then the Glory will come. Our lives are a precious gift, and we were created to bring God Glory now, not just throughout all eternity. Seek God with all your heart and with all your mind and with all your soul and He will hear you.

I am currently working on part 3 and will post it as soon as I have it done.



A Testimony-Sarah's Homecoming Part 1

A Testimony-Sarah’s Homecoming Part 1

On Friday morning January 16th 2015, I sent my husband, to check on Sarah’s welfare, as she had been sick with an infection that week, and had dosed herself up with pain pills the night before. Her father had actually helped her into bed that night, as she was a bit out of it, (which was a pretty common occurrence, so we just thought of it as just another night). I had gone to bed and prayed for her and I told God I trusted Him with her, after all He had kept her through the last few years under much more dire situations, and circumstances.

Within a few minutes my husband called me and told me to call 911, and tell them to hurry. I couldn’t walk next door, I didn’t want to know what was wrong.

I did walk outside within a few minutes, still on the phone to the 911 dispatcher. It seemed to take for ever for the paramedics whom had come often to her aid, to arrive. When they arrived and went inside, I saw my husband walk out the back door of the trailer towards me, when he got within a few feet of me, he simply said, “She’s gone”.

This coming May it will have been 4 years since her overdose, and these last years were the worst of her life, and hard as it was for her it was hard as parent to witness. I had so prayed and believed that the Lord would save her soul, and that she would be a living testimony here on the earth of His deliverance and healing power. This was not how I was hoping for her story ended, with her death, and it was very hard for me. This was not the outcome my heart desired.

To those of you who have followed Sarah’s story either through face book posts or the You tube video series, you know that Sarah had many physical disabilities, many of which grew as they were exacerbated by her lifestyle. Sarah had suffered much heartache, and she did not know how to deal with life, it was easier for her to medicate her pain with prescription drugs and street drugs, she was in bondage of the devil, he lied to her and he deceived her.

I was content in my soul to wait until Judgment day if necessary to learn of Sarah’s eternal fate, and the Lord knew my heart.

Friday as I began to share on face book, a dear sister posted the following photo (a depiction of Jesus holding the girl in his arms) with a scripture below it, I barely remembered what the scripture was. That night, Friday, I woke up around midnight, and the Holy Spirit spoke to my heart “Be strong and take courage”, I knew there was a gospel song of that title, and determined to look it up come morning. I couldn’t sleep the rest of the night for thinking and praying.

When I got up in the morning, I did a scripture search on the computer but couldn’t find the scripture that matched in total, and my mind was not running at 100% capacity. I found scriptures on being strong, and on courage but nothing containing the two. And as I checked my Face book page that morning, and scanned down to check the posts and comments, I happened upon the picture
once again, of Jesus holding the little girl in His arms, and when I looked down, under the picture this was what I read ....

Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee." Deuteronomy. 31:6

I thought to myself well God is telling me to be strong, and that He was not going to fail me nor forsake me, but I didn’t understand how the “fear not, nor be afraid of them” applied in this case.

Saturday morning I called some dear friends of ours to share that Sarah had died, friends who happen by the way, to be Lutherans, not charismatic or Pentecostal and so not in the habit of giving “words” to people, as is the custom in some of the charismatic and Pentecostal realms. My friends husband, actually stopped mid sentence as we were talking and said, “The Holy Spirit just told me that Sarah cried out to God and He was just waiting for her to do that, and He heard her cry and in the twinkling of an eye Helen, He saved her, and she is with Jesus.”

Now that was very comforting, yet I needed confirmation directly from the Lord for myself, because if God is really speaking to us, any of us, He will confirm it.
Saturday during the day, Sarah’s husband called from the prison. He had been saved back in 2009 when he initially went to jail. He told me that he had received the interpretation of a dream he’d had about Sarah a few years ago, that he had shared with me at the time, a dream we had both puzzled over and speculated what the interpretation of it was. In his dream he had seen Sarah behind bars, yet she was glowing. We had both thought well perhaps her life style was going to land her behind bars, and she would get saved. He told me the Lord had revealed to him that the bars were the chains that Satan had Sarah bound with, and she was glowing because she had at some point given her life to Christ, even though all we around her could see, were the bars, her addictions, the bondage she was in, we couldn‘t see through the eyes of the Spirit but now she was in the presence of God, reflecting His light and His Glory.

So there was the Second confirmation, but I still needed to hear from the Lord directly for myself.

Meanwhile I had a God given little friend who came along side me, to guide me through all that needed to be done for Sarah’s Memorial Service, to be held the Tuesday following her death. This precious saint asked, if I would like to have an open mike after the pastor spoke, and explained that I, or any family or friends could get up and share about Sarah. Now God provided this church and this pastor, as many of you are aware I do not “attend” a “church”, and this is a church that this dear little saint had been taking my youngest grandson to, and God knew that we were to need a place to hold a memorial service and just when we were going to need it.

As I said, I was willing to wait until judgment day to know Sarah’s eternal fate, so I was really undecided if I could speak and share or not, and what I could say.
End of Part 1